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Official Names

These are the official names and terms specific to Montgomery College.

ACES (Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success)
Achieving The Dream (ATD) (national organization)
Admissions and Enrollment Management (refers only to the entire unit)
Admissions and Records (refers to any physical office spaces or where admissions take place)
ALERT (service)
Athenaeum Symposia
Black Box Theatre
Bioscience Education Center
Career and Technology Education programs of study, (CTE)
Center for Professional & Organizational Development, The (CPOD)
Center for Teaching and Learning, The (CTL)
Center for Early Education (CEE) (formerly, Child Care Centers)
Center for Professional Organization & Development, The
Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center
Collective Bargaining Agreement College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP)
Communication Arts Technologies (formerly, the VCT curriculum)
Community Engagement Center
Community Engagement, Office of
Cultural Arts Center (CAC)
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (ELITE), Office of
eMAP, electronic Montgomery Advising Program (not eMap or Emap)
English as a Second Language, ESL
Faculty Council
First Year Experience, or FYE (no hyphen)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA
Gateway to College (program is not part of the official name; program was discontinued in 2015)
General Equivalency Diploma, GED
GPA (no periods)
Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education, GITE
Honors Program
IMAP, International Montgomery Advising Program
Innovation Works
Learning Center Program
Lifelong Learning Institute
MCTV Channel 10
Montgomery College
Montgomery College Libraries, MC Libraries, the libraries
Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, The
MATLAB (all caps, not MatLab or Matlab)
MDJUCO Athletic Conference
Montgomery Advising Program (MAP)
Montgomery Scholars Program
Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, The
New Student Orientation
National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
Office of Admissions and Records (formerly, Office of Admissions, Records, and Registration)
Office of Safety and Security
Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Parent-Student Information Session
Paul Peck Institute for American Culture and Civic Engagement
Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC)
Policy and Procedure
Raptor (mascot), Raptors (athletic teams)
Renaissance Scholars Honors Program
Request for Services Form (refers to DSS)
Ride On Bus
Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College
Scholars Circle, The
School of Art+Design at Montgomery College (SA+D)
Science Center
Smithsonian Institution
Speakers Bureau (no apostrophe)
Study Abroad Program
Takoma Park/Silver Spring
University of Maryland (refers to the College Park location), University of Maryland, College Park, (UMD)
University of Maryland, Baltimore
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
Universities at Shady Grove
Veterans Affairs Office (referring to the MC Office)
Visual, Performing, and Communications Arts (not Communication)
Women’s Studies Program
Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WD&CE)

Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD


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